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The Pumpkin Passport: January 



This year I thought I would join a mystery stitch along by The Frosted Pumpkin Stichery( frankly I must be mad, with all my other commitments, but I have!). I finished this months in time, the next instalment comes out today. 

The first stop in this stitchy journey is London, U.K. ( or home), in February we are off somewhere romantic??? ( I’m sure that was the clue). I will find out probably tomorrow ( with the time difference), but you my friends will have to wait a little longer. 

So where are we off to next?

SAL: January update


I’ve finally finished it. I will not be working with metallic thread for a while. Stephen really loved his present.

The pattern is Weedonist ABC by fangirlstitches on Esty.

My new project.

Through the stars. By clouds factory ( last years stitch along)

Yes, that’s the phases of the moon, I’m working on dark fabric for a change

Please visit the other members of the SAL to see how much progress they have made & keep an eye out for other finished projects  :Avis Gun Carole Jule  Wendy kate Claire Cathy Jess Jacqui



My Teacher planner


This year I’ve taken the time to make a cover for my teacher planner. It’s made out of felt, lucky the rectangles were exactly the right size for the front & back. I made a handy pocket on the front for perhaps as small note book or I may add some stitching lines & turn it into a pen minded. 

The cover flaps will make hand pockets of all those bits of paper I loose throughout the year. The last few years I’ve added stickers so I can recognise mine, as our school insists on everyone having the same colour.  I like to be different so I customised mine. 

Table runner top


Here’s the table runner that matches the chair seat covers. I started quilting yesterday. 

Decorating is now finished. The only problem now is trying to put everything back. We are also attempting to sort things out as we go. Where does all the stuff come from???it seems to take over the whole house! I’ve brought some bunting & a printed quilt panel( perhaps this answers the question, as I also brought some bunting for my room & a couple of space quilt panels for the lab wall, because I liked them!) Mum has found out some wolf fabric to make Stephen a quilt. We found Stephen’s old wolf quilt panel, so now we need sticky Velcro for the wall. At least we can sit down & walk around a bit more with out falling over.